5 Factors to Consider Before Booking a Rehearsal Dinner Venue

5 Factors to Consider Before Booking a Rehearsal Dinner Venue

Your wedding day may be the most important day of your life, but many couples make even more cherished memories with their loved ones during the rehearsal dinner. This intimate event allows friends and family from both sides of the aisle to get to know each other better and rejoice for the big moment to come the next day.

Keeping all of this in mind, it goes without saying that creating the ideal atmosphere for your rehearsal dinner is important. Here are five factors that can help you decide which rehearsal dinner venue is right for you.

Budget
When all is said and done, the first thing you need to consider when searching for a rehearsal dinner venue is how much money remains in your budget. Luckily, the rehearsal dinner is traditionally much more intimate than the wedding, so the guest list (and thus cost) tends to be on the lower-end of the scale.

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Location
It’s important to select a rehearsal dinner venue that’s only a short distance away from your ceremony site. After all, the wedding day is going to be busy -- why have you and your guests sit in traffic and travel miles away just to have your rehearsal dinner? To make things easier on everyone, some wedding venues even allow you to book an on-site rehearsal dinner.

Capacity
Have a good idea of how many people will be attending the rehearsal dinner before you search for a venue. While the rehearsal dinner is supposed to help everyone get to know each other, but no one wants to literally be rubbing elbows!

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Atmosphere
Did you have a “runner up” theme that you considered selecting for your wedding day? The rehearsal dinner is a fantastic opportunity to create a different atmosphere on a more intimate scale, so be sure to select a venue that will reflect a look-and-feel that you love.

 

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Food Options
Having great food for this event is a must, which makes restaurants a popular choice among potential rehearsal dinner venues. If you have a specific atmosphere that you want to create, it’s important to select a venue that can provide food that suits your theme. You also want to take your guests’ diets into consideration. Does anyone have dietary restrictions? If so, can the venue easily accommodate these restrictions?

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